MMA fighter Elias Theodorou dies of liver cancer

Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2022

MMA fighter Elias Theodorou passed away on Tuesday from liver cancer. The UFC has confirmed his death, announcing that this disease “only those closest to him knew.”

“He passed away peacefully at home with his family and loved ones in his corner after a hard fight against colon cancer that had metastasized. He met his end while living his life eternally, irrationally and contagiously optimistic,” says the statement. note.

The 34-year-old Canadian was the winner of The Ultimate Fighter: Nations Middleweight Tournament against Sheldon Westcott in 2014.

In total he played 22 MMA fights in his career. Among them eleven fights belonging to the UFC competition, from which he retired in 2019.

For months Theodorou had been fighting liver cancer that has ended his life. The world of wrestling thus fires one of its most charismatic protagonists in recent years.